His Holiness Sanjeev Krishna Thakurji receives an Ambassador for Peace award:
On Saturday 16th April 2016, Indian Spiritual Leader His Holiness Sanjeev Krishna Thakurji of Vrindavan, India, received the ‘Ambassador for Peace’ award from the Universal Peace Federation (UPF) during his 9 day spiritual event in London. The presentation was witnessed by over 500 people inside the venue and millions watching LIVE on Asian TV Channel across UK, Europe, Canada, USA and India. Robin Marsh, Secretary General of the UPF (UK Chapter) presented His Holiness Sanjeev Krishna Thakurji the award for his outstanding contribution for peace, harmony, protecting human rights, service to humanity and animal welfare. His Holiness Sanjeev Krishna Thakurji was recognised for his ideals of standing on the common ground of universal moral principles, promoting reconciliation, overcoming barriers, and building peace, together with promoting cooperation beyond boundaries of religion, race, ethnicity, and nationality and living for the sake of others. Photo Link
How Is Europe to Deal With Violent Religious Extremism? Speeches from Robert Cutajar MP (Malta) and Professor Mimosa Hafizi MP (Albania) with more on this YouTube playlist.
Robert Cutajar MP Malta: Recent terrorist attacks across the world have shown that terrorism is a global issue that spares no nationality or religion, but we know only too well that throughout history, people have perpetrated extreme violent acts in the name of religion, and of course such behaviour is triggered by multi-faceted factors including psychological, political, historical and theological elements.
Can religions help to heal the wounds of conflict?
By Rev Dr Marcus Braybrooke 22nd February 2016
World Interfaith Harmony Week
Considering the role of religion in healing the post-conflict wounds, Rev Braybrooke set out the scene at the beginning of this conference in the House of Lords. (Speech video link)
SEOUL, Korea – The Universal Peace Federation (UPF) is dedicated to achieving world peace. UPF is an international and interreligious network of individuals and organizations, including representatives from an international and inter-religious network of individuals and organizations, including representatives from religion, government, civil society and the private sector. An NGO in special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, UPF supports the work of the United Nations, particularly in the areas of interfaith peacebuilding, character education, and the strengthening of marriage and family.
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March 11-13, 2016 RETREAT
Friday evening to Sunday afternoon
Welcome to Cleeve House in Seend Village in Melksham, Wiltshire
As you may have heard we had a most pleasant and meaningful Winter Retreat in January, and a Spring Retreat in April, and a Summer one in July.
The Retreat will be from Friday dinner approximately 7.30 pm and with the departure on Sunday afternoon before 4.00 pm. The Cleeve House venue was so popular and appreciated by all participants that, we have decided to return there, and enjoy the beautiful countryside.
Happy 2016 from the Universal Peace Federation UK team. It will be a great year.
JAN 14: Introduction to Universal Peace Federation http://ow.ly/Wwqsy
JAN 21: Realstew Showcase: Sustainable Funding http://ow.ly/Wws0X
JAN 28: Genocide Awareness and Holocaust Memorial Day http://ow.ly/Wws7F
FEB 11: Introduction to Universal Peace Federation
FEB 27: Marriage Re-dedication
MAR 11-13: UPF Weekend 'Retreat' Wiltshire countryside